Low-Frequency Transmission for Wind Farm Power

Geographic sites that are suitable for the wind power plant development are in remote land locations or offshore locations, far from the main transmission grid and major load centers. The transmission of wind power to the main grid is a major expenditure that adversely affects the economics of wind power generation systems. In order to decrease the cost of transmission and make the wind power plant a more reliable power source so that the capacity credit can increase, the low-frequency AC transmission is proposed. The comprehensive evaluation of the technical performance and economics of low-frequency AC transmission, in comparison to HVDC and power-frequency AC transmission will be performed.

Funding Agency


Project start/end dates

Aug. 2010-Aug. 2012

Project Participants

This project is a collaboration between Iowa State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Participants from Iowa State University are:

  • Dionysios Aliprantis
  • Hao Chen

Participants from Georgia Institute of Technology are:

  • Sakis A. P. Meliopoulos
  • Anupama Keeli